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    Default How many dried beans make a big can of beans?

    I'm doing a recipe which calls for a 14oz can of haricot beans, but I'm going to use beans wot I have grown and dried myself.

    Anyone know what approx weight of dried beans I should use?

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    No idea doll but, as Flum says - couldn't you just add a slack handful
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    As they double in size, I usually measure out half a mug full.


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    *opens a tin of beans and starts counting* ....... it may take a while ...... but at a guess ....... lots

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    Open tin of beans............tip in the bin............fill bean tin twice with dried beans..........use in recipe.........tip empty bean tin in bin!

    Ooops!!! Just realised this makes FOUR times as much...........ah well, hope it's nice....what is it btw?
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    100g of dried beans equals 400g tinned beans
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    bugger ...... lost count now

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    Quote Originally Posted by zazen999 View Post
    As they double in size, I usually measure out half a mug full.
    Right, thank you, that makes sense. I was just going to guess and bung in the slack handful as Scarey suggested, but thought I should be a little more scientific if poss.

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    ....what is it btw?
    Lamb and pumpkin stew. Equal amounts of pumpkin and lamb with a leek (or seriously overgrown spring onion in my case) and some garlic, all browned in a pan, then add some flour and allspice, and lamb stock to cover & simmer for 3/4 hour. Add in drained can of beans & heat through.

    I've done the first bit, and will soak and cook the beans tomorrow to add when reheating. Stew's always better second time round, I find.

    Left over pumpkin to be made into soup with a stack of jerusalem artichokes which I dug up this morning. Just must get the enthusiasm up to peel the JA's....

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